Gifty Daughter studio is right in the heart of PH. I can compare it with Sephora store abroad.I saw a wide range of collection of product, from High end brands to low end brands such as black up, MAC ,Nouba ,Nyx ,Black radiance, sleek, Blackopal ,Bobbi Brown ,Iman ,Tara , BM PRO, Zuca back packs, makeup boxes, makeup tools, fragrances ,skin care, Makeup brush set, bath and body lotion to mention a few.
I was so happy when she agreed to interview her
Please can we meet you?
A.My name is Olufunke Tonye-Preghafi.
A.I started out by retailing makeup products and later went to beauty school.
A.Gifty’s Daughter is a Beauty company,we are not only makeup artists,but experienced and trained professionals in Facial & Body therapy,Body Piercing,Permanent Makeup,Semi-Permanent lash extensions and beauty Educators.All this achieved through knowledge acquired From trainings in different parts of the world,UAE,UK,USA,Ghana,South Africa & Nigeria.
A.I will say the experience so far has been fantastic,it hasn’t been without it’s own share of heartbreaks and disappointments.I have made a lot of great friends thru Giftys Daughter and have also lost some too.But in all I am ever grateful to God that has sustained the business for so long.
A.Balancing anything with motherhood can’t be easy cos the motherhood itself is a full time job.Somedays I feel guilty for not spending weekends with them or my husband because weekend are very busy,but I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband and a great family support system that carries me when I fall short.
Can you mention names of MUA that inspires you globally and locally?
A.I am inspired a lot by the creative directors behind the makeup brands because without them,we won’t have good products to work with.I love all MUAs cos we have unique areas of strength.
Your located in Port Harcourt, does that affect sales positively or negatively?
A.I have been privileged to participate in a lot of events all over the world,and also sell all over Nigeria.I think being in Ph is just the icing on the cake.
A.The makeup and Beauty industry in Nigeria is a growing one.We still have a long way to go in terms of talents,creativity,diversity and exposure.I would like to see more creative hair shows,makeup shows,beauty awards of excellence and just generally celebrating the beauty industry more.I also hope that we are able to get better beauty education,educators and investors in this wonderful industry.
|Funke (Middle) at IMAT londn with friends|
|Funke working on a client.|
|More Display of makeup products|
|Detachable Makeup box|
|Zuca makeup Back pack|
|Travel size makeup brush set by Gofty;s Daughter|
|Professional size for MUA ( i totally love her brush set)|
|Funke and i|
|Funke applying powder on a client|
|Funke doing what she loves.|